News from Britain and Ireland
Priest leader says Church likely to lose same-sex battle
08 January 2015 by Sarah Mac Donald
A LEADING IRISH priest has warned that opposing proposed same-sex marriage legislation is a battle the Church is “destined to lose”, writes Sarah Mac Donald.
Fr Brendan Hoban, one of the leaders of the Association for Catholic Priests (ACP), said: “If the Church had been generous in welcoming civil partnerships in 2010 we’d be in a stronger position to argue about the definition of marriage.”
He added that some of the arguments offered by official and non-official church bodies against the Irish Government’s proposed change “seem unconvincing”.
Full report at The Tablet,
Or, to put it in the words of the correspondent who sent me the report –
“IT ALREADY HAS … IT JUST NEEDS TO ADMIT THAT!”
Not only is it now clear that the Church, in Ireland, the USA and elsewhere, has already lost its quixotic fight against marriage equality – it’s also at grave risk of losing whatever respect it still enjoys for its entire corpus of teaching on marriage and human sexuality, after displaying such abysmal ignorance of what marriage and committed relationships are actually about, in real life.